A great number of factors influence the efficiency of warehouse management operations, and with all the amount of small details to take into account, many factors can be overlooked and cause quite a few problems in the warehouse. Among the major challenges encountered by printing and packaging companies is warehouse space and capacity due to time-consuming tasks, material labelling and lack of specializes manpower as well as the loss of information between the order and delivery entities. All these issues are interconnected and solving just one of them is not enough to ensure the dynamic management of your warehouse, however, each of them can be solved both through data monitoring and management as well as through mobility and automation.
The mobility can transform the company’s warehouse by reducing the possibility of errors and this way increasing the overall performance. Automated data collection not only reduces or even completely eliminates the use of paper in this area of the company but also decreases the possibility of error as all the data are automatically entered into the system.
REDUCE PROCESSING TIME
The warehouse management is done with the support of a simple Wi-Fi terminal, where the management of all the movements within the warehouse is done with the use of barcodes which guarantees data precision without consuming much time. This solution SISTRADE applies for material labelling, as it is a manual and quite slow task, to speed it up, SISTRADE created a lot control concept which consists of automatic barcode generation for individual lot. To advance this process even further you can have an integration with the robots and reduce the human error with the automation of palletizing process.
MOBILE SOLUTION TO REDUCE WAREHOUSE COSTS
WMS (Warehouse Management System) allows reducing costs with the warehouse which as a result, optimizes company’s reception and shipping operations, streamlines logistics and reduces the processing time spent on operations related to the warehouse. WMS ensures faster and more efficient inventory process providing detailed information on lots and notifying about stock inconsistencies. SISTRADE assures this through the mobile picking interface. The entire warehousing process management is more simple and efficient with a greater mobility.
ENHANCE RECEPTION AND DISPATCH
WMS is a system that allows the reception of material based on the scheduled delivery plan. To keep the track of all the orders and receptions, SISTRADE has created a multi-delivery plans where for the every single item the user knows if it is delivered to different addresses or warehouses. The users can easily print barcode labels that identify each packaging, label the material or prepare the automatic delivery note or packing list creation. What is more, the system allows making the inventory and updating stock or transferring the material and many other features.
MANAGE WAREHOUSE LOCATIONS
The main purpose of WMS is making the registration of inputs/outputs/transfers of material in the warehouse through a radio frequency terminal, searching locations, monitoring the position of each package and other features. Each location has coordinates for an easy tracking. The simple process provides us with information about the material quantity and location. All the user needs to do to have that information is to read the barcode of the material and the barcode of the warehouse located at the moment of material storage. WMS monitors the flow of materials and enhances the accuracy of the data thus contributing to better warehouse organisation.